One Turkish and Chinese dramas take top prizes at Shanghai Film Festival

19 June 2011 22 h 16 min 11 comments

On Sunday 19 June, the organizers of the Shanghai International Film Festival announced their top prizes.

. Turkish Orhan Oguz’s “Hayde Bre” won the Golden Goblet for best feature film, the top prize at Shanghai international film festival. The jury said in a statement it was impressed by Oguz’s “stark, honest, unflinching look at a mother dealing with a modern world and her separation from her rural background.” The jury also found the movie “effective, sometimes disturbing, but always true to its intentions.”

. the leading actor of the film Sevket Emrulla took home the best actor honors. And the jury consider his performance as ”just perfect, simple but full of meaning.”

. The Jury Grand Prix went to Chinese director Han Jie’s “Mr. Tree,”, the story of an average villager who mysteriously becomes a respected prophet.

. Han Jie was also named best director.

The jury praised Han for “being clear and understandable with a complex theme while staying subtle to avoid being simplistic.”

. Best actress prize went to China’s Lu Xingchen, who starred in”The Young Man Sings Folk Songs in the Opposite Door.”

. The love story Zhang Ming film also picked up best screenwriter for the director and won best score for composer Wen Zi.

. Thai director Yuthlert Sippapak’s “Friday Killer” won the Jury Award and the best  cinematography went to Tiwa Moeithaisong for the same film. The jury described the film as “a colorful, atmospheric, good-looking gangster epic paying open tribute to Quentin Tarantino”.

The jury led by “Rain Man” director Barry Levinson was composed of British screenwriter Christopher Hampton, Japanese director Yoichi Sai, French-Vietnamese filmmaker Tran Anh Hung, Chinese director Wang Quanan, Spanish actress Paz Vega and Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu.

Full list of winners

SIFF website

SOURCE: SIFF (19/06/2011) 

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